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Thread tangles around shuttle

Same as everyone else.. It is a brand new machine. Used 3-4 times. rethreaded, tried everything. the thread is going around the outside of the bobbin case and tangling and making a thread mess on the underside of the fabric.

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Either the thread is not in the take up lever or it is not in the tension. Rethread the machine. Raise the presser foot and pull on the thread between the tension and take up. It should be loose. Lower the presser foot, pull on the thread between the tension and take up lever. It should be tighter. Make sure the thread is in the slot of the take up lever and pulled to the front of the lever.

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